In eCommerce business, fast and efficient shipping is the key to success. Orderhive is a powerful and easy-to-use eCommerce shipping management software that will allow you to efficiently process your orders in 3 easy steps.
You can easily apply price breaks (by weight, price, and quantity), allows one-click integration with 300+ shipping service providers, automated labels printing, create partial shipments, compare shipping rates, and get a real-time view of shipment status – all in one system.
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Steps to create a shipment in Orderhive
Step 1 – Go to your “Order” page and click on the order that you wish to process.
This will direct you to a list of sales orders that you have received. The Kanban view of the orders makes it convenient for you to know the status of each order.
It displays which orders are pending in confirmation in the ‘To confirm’ column, which orders are ready to ship in the ‘to ship’ column, which orders have been shipped already in the ‘Shipped’ column, and which orders are fulfilled in the ‘Completed’ column.
Please note, you can process shipment only those orders which are “Confirmed.” so before initiating the shipping process you need to confirm the orders.
Step 2 – From your “Sales Order” page click on any of the “To Ship” order as highlighted in the image below.
Once you click on the order, you will see the options on the below grey bar such as Ship, dropship, create picklist, create an invoice, log payment, etc. so choose the first option ‘Ship’.
As soon as you click the ‘Ship’ option, you will get all the information about the order such as product name, quantity, etc. Just click on the next button in the below grey bar and proceed with your shipping process.
Step 3: Prepare a new shipment label if it is a new shipment, or view tracking details if it is an existing shipment, and mark it as delivered shipment in case, if your customer picks it up directly from your store. Here’s how to use all of these 3 options while shipping your products.
Orderhive gives flexibility in choosing the right shipping options
Being a retailer means you need to ship or deliver the products as per your customer’s choice and so Orderhive provides 3 different options of shipment.
You can choose either creating a new shipment label or edit the existing one or mark the shipment as delivered if the customer picks up the product from you directly. Let us understand each option in detail.
a. Creating a new shipping label
Once the order is confirmed and it enters the ‘To Ship’ stage, all you need to do is prepare a shipping label. Orderhive creates a shipping label automatically including details such as shipping address, billing address, shipped from address, carrier details, packaging details, the weight of the product, etc.
You can choose the carrier of your choice by integrating all your shippers at once and print their shipping labels as and when required.
Select the packaging details as per their size like big, medium, or small box, envelope size etc.
b. Existing shipment
If it is an existing shipment, you can select the carrier, feed in the tracking id number of the shipment and its price. If the shipping carrier is integrated to Orderhive then the tracking Id will be updated automatically.
c. Deliver Shipment
Orderhive has an option for the retailers for situations when a customer personally visits the store and buys the product(s). In such cases, the retailer can simply click on ‘Deliver Shipment’ and it will be marked as “the shipment is completed.”
How Orderhive has made it easy to integrate with top shipping companies
Orderhive has partnered with some of the top shipping companies like UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, Australia Post, DPD, Parcelforce, etc. making it powerful multi-carrier shipping software. It is now easier for businesses to ship their products faster and conveniently.
All you need to do is go to the integration section on Orderhive at the bottom of the menu and select ‘carriers’ apps integration as shown in the below screenshots. You can select a single carrier or choose multi-carriers as per your needs. Orderhive also supports dropshipping so the dropshippers can also take advantage of using the best shipping management software.
Once done simply choose a carrier of your choice and there will be steps on how to integrate it using your access license number or account number, user Id and password.
Integrating with carriers is just one-time process once it is completed you can create the shipping labels, generate and print batch order labels, compare shipping rates/prices, you can also calculate shipping charges with the in-built shipping calculator, track shipment, bulk import, and export order and shipment details.
How Orderhive helps you in speeding up the shipping process
Orderhive has come up with an automation feature in its shipping management software that allows the user to automate functions using trigger-based business rules. This permits the user to run the routine tasks on auto-pilot with minimum manual intervention.
In simple terms, you can simply apply conditions like ship the order through USPS if the product is ordered from New York. So now, the product shipping process will be initiated automatically in the system as soon as you receive an order from New York.
Here are some of the most striking advantages of using automation in shipping management:
Save up to 70% of your time
You can streamline your routine activities by setting the business rules using the automation feature. Since the system manages those tasks automatically it is faster and accurate. It saves a lot of your time and effort in doing the mundane repetitive tasks.
All your tasks are done right on-time as soon as the condition described by you is met with resulting in performing the tasks in real-time. This also makes you stay on top of your shipping tasks without you actually being present physically.
The system eradicates all the mistakes that might occur when managing the shipping tasks manually. Automating a task makes sure that the task is performed correctly at the right time without manual delays or mistakes.
The developers at Orderhive are constantly working on ways to reduce the number of clicks to manage back-end shipping operations. Orderhive’s intuitive dashboard allows you to create a shipment in three simple steps that will save time, increase shipping efficiency as well as eliminate errors while processing multiple orders in one go.
All these features of eCommerce shipping management software help you to streamline your order shipping process and hence, keep you ahead of your competitors in the eCommerce business.
Krishna Jani is a content specialist with 10+ years of experience in the field. Presently working as a professional writer for Orderhive, no.1 inventory management software that powers several businesses all across the world. She is an avid birder and nature lover who loves to explore national parks and wildlife sanctuaries during her leisure time.
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